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Body & interior stuff > Outside Mirrors (1 reply - 2629 views)

Delta sells these new Tex mirrors. Also these are the same mirrors as used on numerous British sports cars including 74-80(late ones are black though) MGBs. Only ...   10-12-2007 02:06 pm

Wheels > Alternative JH Wheel sources (3 replies - 7184 views)

Hi Chris              I used Superlites on #15851, they look great. Much brighter and sportier looking than the stock rims. http://jhppg.com/gallery/74-Jensen-Healey-15851/2006_0522_13 http://jhppg.com/gallery/74-Jensen-Healey-15851/2006_0522_14 ...   09-20-2007 03:42 pm

Miscellaneous > British Invasion car show (1 reply - 2729 views)

The 17th annual British Invasion car show is this weekend in Stowe Vermont. I spoke to one of the organizers who said that they have ...   09-11-2007 02:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > 907 crankshaft speedi-sleeve? (1 reply - 2344 views)

Does anyone know if there is a speedi-sleeve is available for the front end on the crankshaft, that the oil seal for the front cover ...   09-04-2007 05:09 pm

Body & interior stuff > sun visors (2 replies - 3330 views)

Hi Mike. Try Bristish Masters in CA, 1-800-333-0461. Their shipping is a bit high but, I'm sure they will have a set for you that ...   08-31-2007 03:52 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Tachometer layout (2 replies - 3799 views)

The tach looks to be from an MGB. ...   08-21-2007 03:02 pm

Miscellaneous > Mark Rosenbaum (19 replies - 10856 views)

So sorry to hear of Marks passing. He will truly be missed. He was, and by refering to his posts will remain, a fountain of ...   07-25-2007 02:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal (6 replies - 4350 views)

I saw a replica clutch boot for sale on Ebay by someone that has picked up on the fact that these are obsolete. I checked ...   07-18-2007 01:51 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (6 replies - 5418 views)

I know that windshield installation is covered in the workshop manual. I had a new one installed on 15851 just over a year ago that ...   07-11-2007 08:37 pm

Body & interior stuff > Veneers (3 replies - 3450 views)

As DaveinMD said, the control panel (center console) is difficult to veneer as it is made of very thin S/S with a raised lip and ...   06-26-2007 06:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sun Visor (5 replies - 4624 views)

Delta will rebuild your visors for you as long as the steel frame inside is intact. Good luck. Colin ...   06-24-2007 03:59 pm

Body & interior stuff > carpet (3 replies - 4382 views)

The best place for carpeting would be Delta Motorsports (602-265-8026). They sell complete kits for cockpit and trunk, but I'm not sure if they sell ...   05-02-2007 04:14 pm

Wheels > refinishing lug nuts (1 reply - 4874 views)

Don't clearcoat the lug nuts. The action of tightening them with cause the clear to peal off pretty quickly. Have them glass bead blasted instead. ...   03-27-2007 02:22 pm

Body & interior stuff > drivers door (3 replies - 3748 views)

The two door hinges pass through two rectangular holes in the front of the door, and are secured to the door by three bolts per hinge. These bolts ...   03-22-2007 02:53 pm

Body & interior stuff > Interior Door Panel Trim (3 replies - 3858 views)

These stainless parts were in great shape on #15851. I just polished them up and fitted new wipe seals. If these are obsolete, try British ...   03-20-2007 06:59 pm

Body & interior stuff > Interior Door Panel Trim (3 replies - 3858 views)

Going by your decription, I'm not sure what part it is that you're after Jim. Why not post a pic of what you need. I ...   03-20-2007 05:41 pm

Carburetors > Weber DCOE 45's (15 replies - 12900 views)

Try Pierce Manifolds. Use your search engine to locate their website address. This site has complete drawings and part number listings for most Weber carbs.  ...   03-13-2007 08:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil filler cap (4 replies - 4499 views)

As with most British sports cars, it's not were the oil goes in that's the problem!! ...   03-08-2007 08:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > How do you remove the front and rear fenders? (4 replies - 4292 views)

Let me have your email and I'll send you some pics of #15851 with the f/fenders & r/quarters off, which should help you. Colin ...   02-20-2007 02:30 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Switching Wiper Motor Mounting Location (5 replies - 5047 views)

The location of the motor 'out of factory' is, I think, irrelevant. The Lucas motor could well be the same form one vehicle to another, ...   01-31-2007 04:26 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 215317 views)

Hi Dave, I've got a fibre glass hood in perfect condition, never used. I can send pics if you want (let me have your email ...   01-31-2007 03:19 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bulkhead Interior Vent Control Set-up? (8 replies - 7448 views)

Slippery, unusual verbage! To increase the friction here remove any lubricant that may have been applied to the rods and replace the grommet that this ...   01-31-2007 03:16 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Switching Wiper Motor Mounting Location (5 replies - 5047 views)

My gut feeling is no you can't, for three reasons. 1) Right hand drive cars have wipers that operate in the reverse direction to left ...   01-31-2007 03:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bulkhead Interior Vent Control Set-up? (8 replies - 7448 views)

The bulkhead vents provide forced (ram jet) ambient air to the floor, and operate independently from the ventilation/fan system. But both draw air from cowl intake under ...   01-31-2007 02:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bulkhead Interior Vent Control Set-up? (8 replies - 7448 views)

IIRC the push retainers for the plastic hinges have a small tapered pin in the centre that must be pushed in (or pulled out, can't remeber ...   01-30-2007 05:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bulkhead Interior Vent Control Set-up? (8 replies - 7448 views)

Hi Greg                        I just posted three pics of the right side bulkhead vent from #15851, pre-restoration. Click on the link below and the pics ...   01-30-2007 02:26 pm

Suspension > Powder Coating and Bushing Integrity? (8 replies - 7787 views)

With regards to the front coil spring seats James, I used new ones on #15851 from Delta Motorsport in Arizona (tel. 602 265 8026), which I'm ...   01-09-2007 02:47 pm

Suspension > Front Suspension Assistance (10 replies - 9087 views)

If all else fails, try a blow torch played over the contact surfaces and use a bigger hammer! Make sure any penetrating fluids have been blown out ...   01-05-2007 03:11 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Seat Belt Wires (4 replies - 5339 views)

I wouldn't cut these wires Jim, there's no advantage to doing this. I would just unplug the belts, tape up the wires so that they don't ground ...   11-28-2006 03:40 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Instruments and dash lights (4 replies - 5978 views)

Here's a copy of an earlier posting relating to the instrument bulbs; Prior to starting the  restoration of 15851, I noticed that the dash lights were ...   11-25-2006 03:06 pm

Wheels > Panasport Alternative: Minilite (11 replies - 26692 views)

Erik, if the rims (or anything else for that matter) are being exported out of the UK, you should not be charged VAT. Colin ...   11-22-2006 09:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > What should Body and Paint Cost? (4 replies - 4890 views)

Labor rates do vary across the country by maybe 10-20%, higher in more affluent states. Generaly the west coast and north east have the highest labor rates. Materials ...   11-17-2006 03:52 pm

Body & interior stuff > What should Body and Paint Cost? (4 replies - 4890 views)

Like Mitch, I to own a Body shop and I agree with him on all points. Without seeing the car in person, so to speek, ...   11-16-2006 02:42 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 215317 views)

JH Vin 15851, in show condition, Engine #B74.02.6163 (with 63k original miles as of 11/06), located in Bloomfield CT. Full restoration by owner completed May ...   11-14-2006 02:47 pm

Miscellaneous > International Shipping (3 replies - 4913 views)

The Royal Mail in the UK, should give the shipper the option to ship via air or by sea. When shipping by sea volume is ...   11-01-2006 02:34 pm

Miscellaneous > information card (5 replies - 5542 views)

I know we're drifting of the original point here, but I have a '74 JH, a '74 MBG GT and an '80 Fiat Spider. I ...   10-18-2006 09:52 pm

Wheels > Original Wheels (17 replies - 18110 views)

On 15851 I kept my OEM rims, but I've not used them (except for the spare that's bagged and is out of sight) as I think ...   10-10-2006 03:05 pm

Body & interior stuff > AA Best Convertible top (13 replies - 11601 views)

In Ez-On Tops defence, I will say that, aside from the problem with the rear rail, the vinyl top fits very well indeed. They were ...   10-03-2006 06:32 pm

Body & interior stuff > AA Best Convertible top (13 replies - 11601 views)

I fitted an EZ-On Top to #15851 about 6 months ago. However mine is vinyl so this may all be irrelevant. It's an sob to ...   10-02-2006 03:13 pm

Body & interior stuff > Jammed boot lock (9 replies - 7845 views)

I was paranoid about this happening when I put 15851 back together. I double checked everything before I finally closed the trunk, leaving the taillights ...   09-21-2006 02:28 pm


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